I was so motivated by results on the Soup Cleanse two weeks ago, that after a weekend off (doing regular keto) I decided to try another 5-day cleanse, Beef and Butter.
For 5 days, I once again grudgingly gave up sweeteners, nuts, dairy and alcohol (I had one drink Wednesday night with my hubby), though it was definitely easier than the first time around. For the rest of the week I survived on eggs, bacon, avocado, mushrooms, bulletproof coffee, seafood, meat, and lots of butter.
A typical breakfast would be bulletproof coffee, a couple of eggs, bacon and an avocado. Then, lunch would be sauteed mushrooms and ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter melted over it, put into lettuce scoops and topped with a little mayo. Sometimes I’d change it up and do chicken or egg salad instead, because the beef was awesome but very rich and filling. For dinner, I’d eat whatever meat I was cooking up for everyone else – steak, shrimp, chicken wings, salmon, pork chops, and add a very low carb side – asparagus, avocado-cucumber salad, mushrooms, or spinach.
To me, this diet was still pretty restrictive but less boring, and therefore less difficult to stick to. On Saturday morning, I was down an additional 3 pounds, making my two 5-day cleanse weight loss total 7 pounds in 2 weeks! This is an especially exciting result for me since I was down to losing 1-2 pounds a month for March – June.
I went back to regular keto this past weekend, and after adding dairy, sweetener and a couple of drinks Saturday night had put 1 pound back on by this morning. Boo.
So, this week I’m back on another 5-day cleanse that’s kind of a combo of the last two – no nuts, dairy, sweetener or booze, with less repetition than the soup cleanse and adding more veggies than the beef cleanse. I’m really hoping to keep momentum going and to lose 2-3 more pounds by Saturday. I’ll keep you posted!